BoozieSusie (15) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes a little like simple sugar. Watery tasting with the alcohol completly hidden. No smell, and not very bitter. Could drink a lot of this one though.
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, cattiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light pine with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bistro IIPA fest. Dark amber pour with off white head. Aroma is similar hop profile as other SN beers with somewhat more bready malt. Flavor is the same.
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and grapefruit nose, slight toast. Medium body, deep amber color. Rather malty in the flavor balance, low hop complexity, caramel and grapefruit. Finishes slightly full and sweet
Nik925 (749) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong sweet caramel aroma, which does not align with the taste. Thin with bitterness and sweetness in the aftertaste. A bit odd, but enjoyable. Kinda tastes like S.N. Pale Ale but with different hops. Maybe that is the Secret.